The largest earthquake in Spain since 2012 struck on late Monday afternoon, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale. It was felt from Madrid to the Murcia and Alicante areas, with the National Geographic Institute saying that the epicentre was near Ossa de Montiel, a town near Albacete in the region of Castille-La Mancha and happened at 5.16 pm, striking at a depth of between 10 and 14.8 kilometres. There were reports of the tremor being felt in Alicante City and Elche in addition to northern and central parts of the Murcia region. Some 25 aftershocks were felt in the Albacete area, with the strongest late on Monday night, registering 2.7 on the Richter scale.

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